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Canucks Honor Roger Nielson and the Origins of Towel Power

Canucks Honor Roger Nielson and the Origins of Towel Power

Before their final regular season home game tonight, the Canucks will unveil a statue of former Canucks coach, Roger Nielson. To tell you the truth, I was surprised when the Canucks announced this earlier this week. After all, Nielson was with the Canucks for less than 3 seasons. But in that short time, he sure made an impact on us, didn’t he? He coached the Canucks through 17 memorable playoff games in 1982 (and some not-so-memorable ones the season after). He also brought us “Towel Power” – very much a part of our playoff tradition even 29 years later. The...

The Canucks 2011 Playoff Beard Challenge

The Canucks 2011 Playoff Beard Challenge

If there’s one thing we here at Canucks Hockey Blog can’t get enough of, it’s a little friendly competition. So in the spirit of things, we’re throwing down the gauntlet for the Canucks 2011 Playoff Beard Challenge. Although the playoff beard itself has a storied and cherished past, and many have gone on to grow them to sasquatch-ian proportions, a few of us thought it would be better served if some order was brought to the madness. Last season, we had a number of participants step up such as myself (check out the mug below), Derek Jory (best known as...

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